Man wanted in murder of 4-year-old boy

Wanted: Michael Allen Seaton, 21

December 19, 2011 6:36:31 PM PST
Houston police are looking for a man charged with capital murder in the death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old boy.

Charles Roff is a young father who says he just wants justice for his little son. And we found out the man accused of killing that boy is already serving probation for abusing another child.

Michael Allen Seaton is the man Houston police are trying to track down in connection to the death of 4-year-old Dustyn Skyler Roff.

"My son was four years old. He was not old enough to harm anyone or deserve any of what he received," said Charles Roff, Dustyn's biological father.

Charles Roff says he never knew his son was in so much danger living with his mother, Britni Glover, and her boyfriend Seaton, whom she'd met eight months ago.

"There's a lot of things I'd like to say, but all I want is for justice," Charles Roff said.

Little Dustyn died from abuse he suffered inside this apartment on Hillcroft. Police say Seaton was babysitting Dustyn on Thursday and got upset when Dustyn's mom got home late from her job at a day care center. Detectives say Glover watched as Seaton took out his frustrations on the child. Paramedics rushed the little boy to the hospital where he later died.

"Dustyn had bruises over his entire body which were in various stages of healing, leading us to believe that he had suffered the abuse over an extended period of time," said Sgt. Will Gonzales with the Houston Police Department.

Britni Glover, 23, is charged with injury to a child by omission for failing to protect her son. She was arrested Sunday and remains in jail on a $100,000 bond.

Eyewitness News learned Seaton is no stranger to this type of heinous crime. Prosecutors in Lee County confirm the 21-year-old Seaton was one of four people convicted of injury to a child in a separate cases back in 2009. They say a 2-year-old girl's body was found in a field covered with bite marks and bruises. Seaton received five years probation in that case.

Dustyn's injuries were from what police called ongoing abuse, but his exact cause of death is still undetermined.

There were two calls concerning this child. In 2009, the family was reported to CPS for alleged neglect of proper supervision, an agency official said. And in October, another complaint regarding alleged neglect of proper supervision and abuse was reported to CPS. In both cases, the agency couldn't find mom and the child. The agency also said it isn't sure of Seaton's involvement.

But Dustyn's grieving dad is pleading with the public to help find Seaton.

"If there is anybody that knows his whereabouts, please contact whoever it may be to bring him to justice," said Charles Roff.

Seaton is charged with capital murder.

If you have information that could help police find Seaton, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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